Talent Jam - Work it Watauga made its’ first debut on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Ransom in downtown Boone. With approximately 175 attendees and 27 official pitchers the event was a huge success! The event was informative, engaging, fast paced and really fun for attendees.
Talent Jam - Work It Watauga was presented by Silicon Hollar, in partnership with Appalachian State University - Career Development Center, Boone Chamber of Commerce, Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce, The Watauga County Economic Development Commission and NC IDEA Foundation.
Special thanks to our wonderful beer sponsors, Booneshine Brewing Co. & Lost Province Brewing Co. as well as our awesome host, Ransom!
Talent Jam - Work it Watauga authentically connects our local talent and the organizations that need them in ways that traditional networking events or job fairs simply don’t. This was a high-energy, hyperlocal event that featured dueling, open-mic pitches where companies looking for talent, and people that have talent, each deliver alternating 60-second pitches. The event was followed by a casual but impactful networking reception where many connections were made!
Stay tuned for more information about the next Talent Jam - Work it Watauga coming this fall!
If you have questions, you can contact Geralyn Mitchell at Appalachian State University Career Development Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See photos below from Talent Jam - Work it Watauga